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John Prescott's son to contest Gainsborough seat

The son of former Labour Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has been selected to contest the Tory- held seat of Gainsborough in next May's general election.

David Prescott Credit: @davidprescott

44 year-old David Prescott has previously failed to be selected as Labour candidate in Greenwich and Woolwich and his father's constituency of Hull East.

Gainsborough has been represented since 1984 by Conservative Sir Edward Leigh, who had a majority of more than ten thousand at the last election.

Teen charged after bus stop stabbing

A 16-year-old boy has been charged after a teenage girl was stabbed at a bus stop in Gainsborough yesterday.

The boy, who can not be named for legal reasons, was charged with wounding with intent and posession of an offensive weapon. He is due to appear before Lincoln Magistrates Court this morning.

The 17-year-old girl who was injured was treated in hospital before being released yesterday afternoon.


Stab victim released from hospital

A 17-year-old girl stabbed at a bus stop in Gainsborough this morning has been released from hospital.

A 16-year-old boy is still being questioned by police who were called to Heaton Street just before 7am.

DI Suzanne Davies said:

“I am pleased to report that the victim is now at home with her family after being treated for a stab wound at hospital. Clearly the injuries could have been significantly worse."

Anyone who was at bus stop at around 6.50am is asked to contact police, whether or not they saw the incident

Police at scene of bus stop stabbing

Police remain at the scene of a stabbing at a bus stop in Gainsborough this morning.

A 17-year-old girl is hospital with serious injuries after being attacked at the bus stop in Heaton Street. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and is being questioned by police.

Forensic search at the scene Credit: Calendar news
Police appeal for witnesses Credit: Calendar news

Boy, 16 arrested after stabbing of girl in Gainsborough

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a teenage girl was stabbed while standing at a bus stop in Gainsborough.

Police were called to Heaton Street just before 7am today and arrested a local teenager who remains in custody.

The victim, a 17-year-old local girl, was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment. Her injuries are thought to be serious but not life-threatening.

DI Suzanne Davies, who is investigating the incident, said:

“We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Heaton Street this morning and may have seen or heard anything to do with the incident. We have a number of officers in the area conducting enquiries and would like any witnesses to come forward with any information they might have to help us build a bigger picture of the circumstances."


Dog walker assaulted in Gainsborough woods

Police are appealing for help after a woman was assaulted while walking her dog in Gainsborough. It happened on Sunday May 15, in woodland that runs between Mayflower Close and Foxby Hill .

The victim was approached from behind by a man who grabbed both her arms but she managed to break away. She suffered a scratch to her face and bruising.

The man, aged in his late 40s/early 50s, is described as 5ft 9ins, of slim build, with a wrinkly complexion, shoulder length blonde hair. He was wearing blue tracksuit bottoms and a dark blue tracksuit top with a grey stripe down the arms and on the collar.

Rapist jailed for 15 years

A Gainsborough man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison at Lincoln Crown Court.

Lee Schofield

Lee Schofield faced two charges of rape and five of sexual assault.

The court heard how he used alcohol to render his victim unconscious before raping her on a number of occasions.

His horrific acts came to light when DVDs were found showing graphic footage of the offences.

DC David Patten of the Lincolnshire Police Emerald Team was the investigating officer. He said, "This is one of the worst cases we have dealt with. The offending took place without the knowledge of the victim.

"When she found out about what she had been subjected to she was understandably horrified. The 15 year sentence reflects the horrendous nature of the crimes. It's reassuring to know that Schofield will be behind bars for a very long time."

Man in coma after Gainsborough attack

A man has been left in intensive care after an attack in Gainsborough.

The 36 year-old was stabbed in the back and suffered serious head injuries on Ropery Road around 5pm on Friday.

The victim was taken to the Hull Royal Infirmary where he has been put in a medically induced coma.

A 36 year old man and a 30 year old woman have been arrested in relation to the incident and are currently assisting Police with enquiries.

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